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. today, b.p. pleaded guilty to criminal charges and agreed to pate largest fine in u.s. history more than two years after its drilling operation killed 11 workers and unleashed the largest accidental oil still ever. the deepwater horizon exploded in the gulf of mexico on the night of april captioning sponsored by cbs third with lying to congress. manuel bojorquez is in new orleans with details of what b.p. knew before the explosion. >> reporter: the two former b.p. employees charged with manslaughter were the highest ranking. supervisors on deepwater horizon. they were in charge of the test that signaled grave danger the afternoon of the explosion. the test found signs that combustible gas was seeping into the well. the indictment alleges b.p. managers, robert kaluza, and donald vidrine, failed to call engineers on shore to discuss the abnormal readings. instead, they allowed work on the well to continue. the gas came up the well and exploded. u.s. attorney general eric holder: >> this is an indication, and i hope perhaps a vindication, that we have shown and the company has admitted that
, jason auer was helping clean out a relative's wrecked house, and mark strassmann is reporting for us it in new jersey tonight. mark. >> reporter: i want to show you something, scott. all this is the aftermath of sandy, a growing mountain of debris. that pile is construction material, furniture, and appliances. over there, what's ret of belmar's famed boardwalk, that pile splintered by sandy, and that peel ground up for scrap. and town after town on the jersey shore had a pile of ruin just like this with no place to go. >> i've never seen this much material in our building before. >> reporter: dominic mazza's waste removal business has collected 7500 tons of debris since sandy hit. >> you can't get to out-of-state landfills. it's backed up smear it's backed up on the streets. >> reporter: mazza can't get rid of it all because there aren't enough statement-licensed trucks to haul it all away. some debris mounds contain potential health hazards. >> oil, paint cans. there are refrigerators an refrigerators and toxic chemicals that get released into air. >> reporter: and those are now sit
to general allen. and tonight bob orr picks up the story for us from there. bob? >> reporter: good evening, scott, well, the announcement came in the middle of the night on board an airplane carrying secretary of defense leon panetta to australia. pentagon spokesman george little told reporters secretary panetta asked the white house to postpone general allen's appointment as supreme allied commander in europe. >> on sunday the federal bureau of investigation referred to the department of defense a matter involving general john allen, commander of the international security assistance force, or i.s.a.f., in afghanistan. >> reporter: the matter involves 20,000 to 30,000 pages of information the f.b.i. delivered sunday to the pentagon's inspector general. one senior official says the documents include a couple of hundred e-mails between general allen and jill kelley, the same tampa socialite who triggered the petraeus scandal. the e-mails discovered in kelley's files date back to 2010 when allen served as deputy commander for u.s. central command in tampa. pentagon and f.b.i. sources have ch
, and tells us what he thinks of his disgraced c.i.a. director. reports from bob orr, nancy cordes, and wyatt andrews. for the first time, we meet the owner of the pharmacy whose drugs are linked to the deaths of 32 patients. jim axelrod is on the case. israel finds a sworn enemy and takes a shot. it's the beginning of a major military operation. ... and doctor jon lapook with a pineither surgeon who can turn a voice like this... into something like this. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, for the first time the president weighed in on the scandal that ended the career of his c.i.a. director and derailed his nominee to lead nato. president obama told a news conference no classified information was compromised in the e-mail and sex scandal. he was asked about david petraeus, perhaps most distinguished army general of his generation, who quit the c.i.a. last week after an f.b.i. investigation discovered that he was having an affair. >> general petraeus had an extraordinary career. he served this country with great distinction i
of the worst crimes attributed to a u.s. serviceman in decades. a seven-year-old named rabin that told the court her father was shot right through the throat and chest. "the bullet hit me in the leg." 15-year-old rafiullah who was shot in the both legs told the court the same story he told us back in his village. "my uncle, my little cousin and my grandmother were killed. i was told to put my hands on the wall." his father, samiullah, testified by video that he found four bodies, all not? the head, including his own mother. "i saw her and cried," he said "and i could not look at her face." 39-year-old bales, ameri reed father of two young children, served four tours of duty in iraq and afghanistan. he was arrested after returning to base early in the morning of march 11, covered in blood. fellow soldiers have testified he'd been drinking. sergeant jason mclaughlin said bales admitted he'd shot up some people. none of the massacre survivors could identify bales as the gunman. zardana was seven years old when she was shot in the head. wearing a scar that have hid her wounds, she told the
>> pelley: tonight, can they fix washington now? the politicians who brought us gridlock are reelected. >> tonight you voted for action, not politics as usual. >> let's rise above the dysfunction and do the right thing together for our country. >> pelley: reports from nancy cordes, dean reynolds and anthony mason. a countdown begins to automatic tax increases and huge budget cuts. wyatt andrews on the fiscal cliff. a nor'easter bears down on shores ravaged by sandy. ben tracy is there. we'll have the forecast. >> i don't know if we can mentally handle another storm. >> pelley: and one secret to the president's success was the changing face of america. anna werner on the new voters who helped push him over the top. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. this is a special one-hour edition. $6 billion was spent on political campaigns and when they were over nothing much changed. republicans will still control the house, democrats the senate, and barack obama will still be president. this was the scene tonight as
evacuation order was in effect at the time, but many people chose to stay behind. let us show you what parts of long beach island used to look like. as a point of reference, notice the white house at the bottom of the cul-de-sac, the one with the pool. now look at it today. that's the white house, wrecked, and the street is now a canal. long beach island has 150,000 residents in the summer, but today we found it mostly empty. the national guard is on patrol. earth movers are clearing roads of tons of beach sand. piles of debris are rising in parking lots. among the only residents here today were frank and sandra smith. they rode ow the storm. they're in day three without power, an and the utility may shut off the gas in town tonight as a safety precaution. it's been several days now since the storm. what has it been like living here on the island? >> cold. dreary. we have no water, except drinking water. no electric. >> pelley: why did you decide to stay? >> because we knew if we left, we couldn't come back. they won't let-- if we leave now, we can't come back. would you like to see inside?
discover the dead, many survivors are cold, hungry, and homeless. >> help us. help us the way you would help your family. >> pelley: reports from jim axelrod, anna werner and seth doane. unemployment rises. the economy creates more jobs, but not enough. anthony mason on the final economic report before the election. >> we're four days away from a fresh start. >> we made real progress these past four years. >> reporter: a campaign 2012 report from bob schieffer. and "on the road." steve hartman with children of the storm. silver linings in a dark week. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. 110. that's the new death toll from hurricane sandy, and it's not likely to stop there. bodies are being found today in homes as rescue workers reach into the hardest-hit areas. the pictures that struck us today were of justice one family in staten island, new york. 14-year-old kate at her grandparent's house. her mother, julie, trying to pull something recognizable from the rubble. and sheila and dominick trayna holding on to their memor
to voters all day long all over america as they left the polls today and 52% told us that the country on the wrong track. 46% said the country is headed in the right direction. and that's more than twice as many as the last time we asked four years ago. when we asked which quality in a ancandidate is most important to them, 29% said a vision for the future. 28% said shares my values. 20% cares about me. and 19% said the most important quality in a candidate is that he is a strong leader. our entire campaign 2012 team is covering this election night. first we'll go to jan crawford in boston with the romney campaign. jan? >> reporter: well, scott, after 17 months of campaigning, that hard fought primary, and then, of course, the bruising general election battle, governor romney and his wife ann cast their votes this morning here in massachusetts. then governor romney was off for a little more campaigning trying to get every possible vote. he went to ohio and pennsylvania. here's what he said when he met with some campaign workers in that must-win state of ohio. >> we f we get folks out
on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, which left the u.s. ambassador and two c.i.a. contractors dead. petraeus met his wife holly when he was a cadet at west point. she's a top appointee at the new consumer protection financial bureau. petraeus often describes her as "bright, nice, and a pit bull. someone you want in your corner." the deputy director of the c.i.a., michael more thell has been described as acting director, white house officials describe him as a total pro, an all star who advised the president on his decision to raid osama bin laden's compound in pakistan. so morell it would seem is on the short list to replace petraeus. white house officials insist tonight, scott, they knew nothing about petraeus' infidelity or this f.b.i. investigation until wednesday, the day after the presidential election. >> pelley: nancy, thanks very much. we're joined by senior conquer respondent john miller, who's been talking to his sources on the story. john, why would the f.b.i. be investigating the communications of the director of the c.i.a.? >> normally that wouldn't be the case. what i
and assassinations. the israeli defense force spokesman used his twitter account tonight to announce that what he called a senior hamas company commander and a chief missile operator had been killed. >> mason: allen pizzey in tel aviv. thanks, allen. federal accident investigators are at the scene of a tragic trash in midland, texas. it happened last evening at a parade honoring war heroes. at least four veterans were killed, 16 other people were hurt, some critically. anna werner reports witnesses describe a scene of brief and shock. >> reporter: the annual parade for wounded veterans was on its way to a dinner banquet when it was struck by the train. joe cobarobia saw it all happen. >> it's something i've never seen. nothing -- something i've never heard and i wish i never here that again. >> reporter: cobarobia was filming at the moment of impact. investigators are now reviewing his footage. >> one of the veterans was actually under the train. i do not know whether to run up to him, grab him, pull him out from under the train because the train was still moving fairly quickly, you know? >> repo
for america's future and now we're almost home. one final push is going to get us there. >> reporter: romney is still expressing confidence, but in ohio yesterday he acknowledged with a touch of humor the chance the president could win. >> if the president were to be reelected -- (boos) -- it's possible but not likely. (laughter) >> reporter: the strain of the campaign is showing, especially on ann romney who says she was emotional as she looked back. >> it really is humbling, it's very touching. >> reporter: and as they took in a large crowd at a colorado rally this weekend, both romneys seem to recognize the hard fought race was nearing an end. now, this race, though, is not over yet. from here romney flies tonight to new hampshire, that, of course, is the state where he kicked off his campaign for a final rally and tomorrow on election day he is right back here in ohio and then off to pennsylvania, that's the state once considered safe for the president but, scott, in this tight race anything could happen and that, too, could be up for grabs. >> pelley: one thing that might happen, jan, i
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